Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts - Professional Chef ProgrammeA chef training course that provides students with key culinary skills within a realistic working environment. Includes a 12 week work placement. Supported by Fáilte Ireland.
Discipline: Culinary Arts
Location: Galway - Dublin Road
NFQ Level: 6
Programme Duration: Two years
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply through the CAO
CAO Round 1 Points: 200 (2016)
This nationally designed chef training course provides students with the key skills, knowledge & competencies required to work in the culinary arts sector.
Graduates from this programme can be found working in locations all over the world and have led culinary teams in establishments ranging from Michelin star restaurants to global catering companies.
This programme will help students to develop specialised culinary skills through the acquisition of artistic and technological competencies, within a realistic working environment.
This course covers a number of essential modules including:
- Live Kitchen Service 1 and 2
- Professional Cookery Operations
- Fundamentals of Pastry, Baking and Desserts
- Modern and Innovative of Pastry, Baking and Desserts
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- Food Safety
- Restaurant Service
- Modern classics and global cuisines
- Essentials of Business
- Work-Based Learning
- Food Science and Technology
Graduates gain employment at Commis Chef, Chef de Partie and Sous Chef levels. With relevant experience, many have the opportunity to become Head Chef of small and medium sized kitchens.
Graduates may progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Businesss in Culinary Arts Management programme, or, if employed in a professional kitchen, may apply to the level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts programme.
At the end of year one students undertake a 12-week mandatory work placement in an Irish hotel or other approved property. This is organised by the team in our LINKS office.
View Student Costs for First Years (PDF).
E-mail: Gerry Talbot